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Despite Assurances, FSA Failures Erupt in Dade, Duval and Pasco Counties

From the Florida Times Union: Duval Public Schools called off testing again today, the fourth day that tens of thousands of students across Florida were supposed to be writing essays for the state’s new online annual exams. This is the … Continue reading

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Influential Miami-Dade Superintendent Finds Selection of New Florida Tests “Insufficient”

StateImpact reporter John O’Connor has this: Miami-Dade schools superintendent Alberto Carvalho said the process by which Florida chose a new statewide exam was ‘insufficient’ and he questioned whether the test from the American Institutes for Research will be right for … Continue reading

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How Come Florida Legislators Aren’t Talking About VAM and Merit Pay?

Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho made  the pitch to the state board of education last week that Florida must pause its multiple accountability systems: Carvalho said the proposal would make it clear which schools and districts were performing well and which … Continue reading

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Pam Stewart’s Empty Arguments for the Status Quo

Miami Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho presented the case to the State Board of Education this week that implementation on Common Core in Florida is best done along with a pause in school grades. “So much has changed as far as … Continue reading

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Influential Florida Schools Superintendent Calls For A “Decommission” of School Grade Formula

H/T to Gradebook for this Miami Herald story by Gustavo Solis: Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho lauded student achievement while criticizing the state’s A-to-F school grading system as “dysfunctional” during Thursday’s opening of schools address. The new school year begins for … Continue reading

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Is Miami-Dade Next to Endorse the National Resolution on High Stakes Testing?

The state’s most recognized superintendent was clearly mad yesterday. Alberto Carvalho, a man who carefully chooses his words said some interesting things at the Miami-Dade school board meeting yesterday about this week’s FCAT nightmare. From Miami Herald columnist Fred Grimm: “What … Continue reading

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Miami – Dade Superintendent: “Thanking, Not Ranking a Teacher”

Amidst a Mary McGrory FCAT rankings piece in the Miami Herald was this takeaway in a quote from Miami-Dade County superintendent Alberto Carvalho: Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho said he took pride in the district’s accomplishments, but contended that “overall rankings provide an … Continue reading

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Miami Dade Superintendent Addresses Congress; Urges Revamp of the Way Students are Measured

Miami Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho joined educators from Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Mexico before a congressional committee yesterday and urged them to revamp “how the federal government measures student success.” Above all, they criticized how the existing law compares test scores … Continue reading

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